Police: Couple shot confronting robbers

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Atlanta police are investigating an attempted robbery on Dawson Lane that left a couple with gunshot wounds.

ATLANTA - Atlanta police said a husband and wife were shot as they intercepted a robbery.

Police said the couple went outside their Dawson Lane home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday because they saw someone stealing their Chevy Tahoe.

 “The victims came outside to confront some suspects who were stealing their vehicle,” Atlanta police Capt. Tim Peek told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Police said the robbers exchanged gunfire with the husband, and his wife threw a baseball bat at them. One of the robbers shot the husband and wife, police said.

Channel 2 Action News saw the SUV with a shattered front, driver’s side window.

Police said the husband suffered two gunshot wounds to the upper back. They said the wife suffered two gunshot wounds to the legs.

Both victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The AJC reports the victims were transported in stable condition.

The robbers did not succeed at stealing the couple's vehicle.

Police are looking for three suspects.



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